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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), Rear-Admiral and geographer

Rear-admiral and geographer; son of the artist, Sir William Beechey; surveyed coasts of North Africa and South America; active promoter of the search for Sir John Franklin.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.